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Old 07-23-2012, 07:28 AM   #76
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Mark, if you have a smartphone, you may want to set up a Blogger account and get a Blogger client app for your phone. I have found that it makes it much easier for me to do frequent journaling, since I don't have to wait until I'm able to sit down at a keyboard.
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:16 PM   #77
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Blog #3 for those who are interested:

http://www.aikiweb.com/blogs/mark-fr...e-valley-4575/

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Old 07-25-2012, 01:19 PM   #78
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Mark, if you have a smartphone, you may want to set up a Blogger account and get a Blogger client app for your phone. I have found that it makes it much easier for me to do frequent journaling, since I don't have to wait until I'm able to sit down at a keyboard.
Hi Mary,

I don't have a smartphone I'm afraid, so I will just get by with the erratic wi-fi internet connections, that I encounter on the way.

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Old 07-27-2012, 11:48 AM   #79
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Blog #4 posted for those who are interested.

http://www.aikiweb.com/blogs/mark-fr...-the-bay-4576/

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Old 08-10-2012, 09:53 AM   #80
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Blog # 6

http://www.aikiweb.com/blogs/mark-fr...s-beyond-4588/

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Old 08-10-2012, 10:32 AM   #81
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I am left pondering the dilemma, "to waza or not to waza?" that is the question.
And isn't that a loaded question. Was hoping you'd make it over this way on your trip, but perhaps next time, we can have a long conversation about waza. I'm glad to read that you're having a great time out there.

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Old 08-10-2012, 06:14 PM   #82
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And isn't that a loaded question. Was hoping you'd make it over this way on your trip, but perhaps next time, we can have a long conversation about waza. I'm glad to read that you're having a great time out there.

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Hi Mark,

I was hoping that I was going to make it over that way too. However, I'd forgotten quite how large this country is, and quite how slow, old VW's go!

The question may be loaded and in my mind is still hanging. I am in no rush to answer it.

maybe next time, by then I should know the answer.

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Old 08-11-2012, 05:15 PM   #83
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Folks a couple of pictures of Mark talking with folks in Seal Beach before we went down on the beach next to the pier to work with Dan. About 6:30pm......... pictures will show up in the Aikido People set once they have been approved.....

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Old 08-24-2012, 11:37 AM   #84
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For those who are following my blog, here is my next installment:

http://www.aikiweb.com/blogs/mark-fr...e-la-lab-4602/

thanks to all those who are reading and commenting,

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Old 09-06-2012, 02:12 PM   #85
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Hi folks,

the final installment on my USA adventure, for those who are interested

http://www.aikiweb.com/blogs/mark-fr...-finally-4609/

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Old 09-06-2012, 02:40 PM   #86
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you should have hang out on the East Coast. we are more colourful and interesting bunch than the airy West Coasters.

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Old 09-06-2012, 07:39 PM   #87
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C'mere and say that....

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Old 09-06-2012, 08:20 PM   #88
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Like I said...ya never got off the left coast!!! How can you call that your American adventure? Sheesh...

Phi is right, of course. Next time start on the east coast.
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:28 AM   #89
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You may well be right Phi, but I definitely don't want to get in the way of that particular argument!

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Old 09-07-2012, 08:33 AM   #90
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Like I said...ya never got off the left coast!!! How can you call that your American adventure? Sheesh...

Phi is right, of course. Next time start on the east coast.
True Mary, I should have referred to it as my West Coast adventure (the adventure part was accurate though). I still want to do the same on the right (?) side of the country...watch this space.

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